A Very Different Nativity Tableau!

I know we spend quite a lot of time in church so I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised when Bible stories feature in my children's imaginative play.

But I had to laugh when they showed me their rather alternative Nativity Tableau with some characters that Mary and Joseph might have found a bit scary if they had turned up at the stable some 2000 years ago!

In fact even Mary and Joseph have gone a bit 2013- Joseph in his jeans and Mary in what looks suspiciously like red hot pants.

Mary has apparently just given birth to a Moshi Monster. Or is it a GoGo Crazy Bones thing? No wonder the new parents are studying their "baby" very closely!

We have wise men - two of them are Minions and the other is......  is it another Moshi Monster? One at least seems to have arrived on a traditional camel, the other I think has a blue wooden elephant and oddly the other is accompanied by a small yellow duck. Are duck's any good at long desert treks?

The shepherd is somewhat dwarfed by one of his sheep, who I'm sure I've seen starring in a well-known animation. And instead of choirs of angels we seem to have a Mario Bros mushroom and a few more GoGo's.

The stable I feel is an improvement on the original - at least the plastic would be waterproof if it rained.

My two youngest spent a long time assembling this, and even longer playing with it. I love that in this age dominated by computer games and TV they are still fascinated and entertained re-telling one of the world's oldest stories using bits of plastic tat, mostly acquired at a fast food emporium!
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  1. This has made me smile and I love their creativeness in making their nativity scene! #magicmoments

  2. This is just the sort of thing my son would do except that because he's a bit older Mary and Jesus would be visited by transformers or something and King Herod would be Darth Vader.

  3. Brilliant! My four older children (2 to 8 yrs) are very impressed!

  4. Fabulous post Afra and what a great nativity scene. I love imaginative play. I'm thinking Mary must have been a little bit hot. Thank you for sharing with #whatsthestory

  5. Afra this is amazing! i absolutely love it!!

    thank you for sharing and linking up with #MagicMoments this sure made my day xxx

  6. How fab! We need more nativity scenes like this to inspire kids.

  7. When I saw this earlier I was laughing so hard - awesome nativity scene - a little of something for everyone

  8. This really made me smile, brilliantly creative :) #MagicMoments

  9. This is genius! Love it! My eldest daughter can often be found playing Sunday school, but we have yet to have any actually bible stories recreated!! #MagicMoments

  10. I love seeing what kids comes up with in their play #whatsthestory


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